I tried to make the lilly aplication to know if I'll be able to do it. It doesn't look bad, it's just a bit awry:-) Velvet is a pretty tricky thing.. I used a large back stitch and managed to do the lilly in one evening. Making the sharp edges is a terrible job for me as a not-very-experienced stitcher, but the thing I worry about is that the embroidery circle leaves a trace on the velvet. I'll have to use some other way.. My plan's to do the central parts first and then the more difficult rest, when I'll be more skillful.